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Marysville, Washington – One Person Killed in Two-Car Collision at I-5

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Posted on June 23, 2019

Marysville, Washington (June 22, 2019) – One person was killed in a two-car collision which occurred on the Interstate 5 at State Route 529 on the early hours of Saturday morning. The identity of the victim has not yet been released. It has not been reported if the victim had died on the scene.

According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, the crash happened after 3 a.m. The accident caused a temporary closure of two right lanes  of southbound  Interstate 5, but has since been reported to have reopened.  The cause of the crash is under investigation.

About Vehicle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. In 2017, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)  have reported a total of 120, 993 car accidents. Of those accidents, 525 were fatal and 34, 311 were possible or suspected of injuries. There are several types of collision that may happen, such as side collision, rollover collision, and head-on collision. Of the types of car accidents, head-on collisions are considered the most dangerous due to the circumstances – two cars are heading towards each other, with a great amount of force being experienced by all parties when the impact happens. While only 2% of car accidents are head-on collisions, they account for more than 10% of car-accident related injuries. These injuries are quite dangerous as most of them are head, spine or neck-related, including spinal injuries, brain injuries, paralysis, broken bones, and whiplash. Similarly, victims of side collisions and rollover collisions also suffer may also suffer head and neck injuries, though the risk is lower in these types of collisions. In rollover collisions, the car will come to rest on its side or roof, resulting in a dangerous situation which passengers might need to be extricated from. In side collisions, the greatest risk comes to the passenger on the particular side that received the impact. No matter the type of accident, all crashes are bound to cause a dreadful situation for all involved.

We urge all drivers to be careful while behind the wheel. When in a location where hazards such as poor illumination, rough roads or construction materials are present, be especially cautious. By doing this, we can ensure our safety as well as the safety of others in the nearby area.

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